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Knitting_Guy
07-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Sometimes I shoot some video footage while trucking. It's pretty boring stuff really, just my view from the wheel of my big rig, but some people enjoy them so I thought I'd share the latest batch with y'all.

http://forums.joeuser.com/318143

auntcrafty
07-15-2008, 02:14 AM
Thanks, Mason for sharing the video. Took me back 28 years to when I used to go with my dad when he made deliveries for the local poultry plant.

saracidaltendencies
07-15-2008, 02:30 AM
That's awesome, I've always wondered what it would be like to drive a big truck, though, I could never do it...lol...I hate driving in bad weather and it sure looks like you get stuck in some crappy weather!
LOVE the Betty Boop bobble! I can't get mine to stay on the dash, the tape is all crappy now and she keeps falling off...lol

Knitting_Guy
07-15-2008, 08:29 AM
auntcrafty; I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Demonica; velcro is your friend. I didn't use the tape that came with Betty, I used a self-gluing velcro pad.

cindycactus
07-15-2008, 09:36 AM
Thanks Mason. Made me think of the year dh and I traveled over the USA and a little in Canada in our motor home. I made a few of these video's to send back to our family. I too love the Betty Boop. My dd's name is Betty and she loves her too. I see yours is a Cute little Devil. :roflhard::roflhard:

gailf
07-15-2008, 09:47 AM
Thank you, I live in NYC and never get to see that stuff!

stacyk9
07-15-2008, 09:53 AM
Great videos!! And, yes, you're right. The scenery in TN is much better!! DH and I were in Gatlinburg for our honeymoon 9 years ago, and it was absolutely beautiful!!

BTW, you sound just as I had imagined. Very deep, masculine voice.

Stacy

Jan in CA
07-15-2008, 01:57 PM
Now that was interesting! I've never seen that part of the country. It's certainly flat! I didn't know there were so many rules like that. It seems here in CA we see trucks on the road 24/7.

You look like such a tough guy, but we know the truth..you're a big softy! :thumbsup:

stitchwitch
07-15-2008, 03:24 PM
Clearly you've accidently left out the footage of the SUV/minivan crammed to the gills with six people in it who changed lanes in front you with only three feet of space between your bumper and their back end then proceeded to hit the brakes. :roflhard:
I just rolled home from Gatlinburg, TN to Tampa on Sunday, 11 hours of rain. I wouldn't want to drive a big rig through it. Thankfully, DH used to so I designate him the driver. :teehee:
Oh yeah, those chicken trucks are NASTY when you get behind one on a motorcycle! :roflhard:

Debkcs
07-15-2008, 04:21 PM
Geez Mason, you're making me 'road' sick. I'd love to be driving again!!! Only got to do it for about six months total, legally that is, but if DH could go out, I'd love it.

I don't miss all the rules every state has, or Donner's Pass in the winter and spring, or Chicago any time.

Have you ever seen that Wild Bird Reserve in Nebraska? That is a site to behold, especially in the spring: a woman who worked there told us we had passed by, or been overflown by a half million birds.

Keep them coming . . . and thank you!

Dangles
07-15-2008, 05:47 PM
Sure love your "devil" :teehee:

Dangles
07-15-2008, 05:47 PM
I concur!!


You look like such a tough guy, but we know the truth..you're a big softy! :thumbsup:

Knitting_Guy
07-15-2008, 07:02 PM
Now that was interesting! I've never seen that part of the country. It's certainly flat!

That's the great thing about this country, you have just about every kind of land imaginable out here.

I didn't know there were so many rules like that. It seems here in CA we see trucks on the road 24/7.

Typically trucks can run any time of day. When hauling over sized loads though you are normally not allowed to run after dark for safety reasons. Some dummy might run into the overhang.

What's crazy is I always have to make sure I sign my over size permits in the right color ink. Some states require blue, some red, some black, and at least one I know of requires green. It's nuts.

You look like such a tough guy, but we know the truth..you're a big softy! :thumbsup:

Shhhhhhhhhhhh

Knitting_Guy
07-15-2008, 07:04 PM
Have you ever seen that Wild Bird Reserve in Nebraska? That is a site to behold, especially in the spring: a woman who worked there told us we had passed by, or been overflown by a half million birds.

Yep, I know exactly where you're talking about.

lelvsdgs
07-15-2008, 10:58 PM
These are great! I always secretly wanted to live this life... I'm vertically challenged and could never drive a big rig but what a way to see this country...

Mix tape or radio station? Great music!

Awesom tats too!

Thanks for sharing these!

JessicaR
07-15-2008, 11:36 PM
Mason (Insert middle name) (Insert last name)!!! You smoke!?!?!? I'm so disappointed in you! :tap:

Knitting_Guy
07-16-2008, 09:00 AM
Mason (Insert middle name) (Insert last name)!!! You smoke!?!?!? I'm so disappointed in you! :tap:

Nobody's perfekt

JessicaR
07-16-2008, 11:35 AM
But you look like you take fairly good care of yourself, so I was just surprised I guess. :)

Jan in CA
07-16-2008, 01:09 PM
What's crazy is I always have to make sure I sign my over size permits in the right color ink. Some states require blue, some red, some black, and at least one I know of requires green. It's nuts.


:noway: That is probably one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. And green?? I hope they provide pens. Most of us have a blue and black and maybe a red one, but green??

Dangles
07-16-2008, 03:47 PM
Time to get one of these .. 4-in-1 pens... blue, black, red & GREEN :)
https://www.bicpens.com/2007/images/products/B4C.jpg



What's crazy is I always have to make sure I sign my over size permits in the right color ink. Some states require blue, some red, some black, and at least one I know of requires green. It's nuts.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-17-2008, 02:44 PM
Mason, what road were you driving down in the first video? I used to live in Rochelle Illinois, at the junction of 88 and 39.

iwouldratherbeknitting
07-18-2008, 10:54 PM
Dangles-- that's the kind of pen that I use at school. I'm a teacher and on the 'reading level' forms... different grade levels have to have their information written in a certain color... plus, certain forms need certain colors. One required PURPLE.!!!

iwouldratherbeknitting
07-18-2008, 10:55 PM
Mason.. I feel so cheated... I didn't have SOUND... when I watched the video and I assumed that there was SOUND... since, you were talking?

My computer's sound was turned all the way up (not on mute) and I turned the volumne up all the way on the icon for the youtube video too. It's my personal computer- I'm finally in a hotel room that has free INTERNET service in the rooms.

Knitting_Guy
07-18-2008, 11:19 PM
Mason, what road were you driving down in the first video? I used to live in Rochelle Illinois, at the junction of 88 and 39.


I was driving down I-39

Knitting_Guy
07-18-2008, 11:21 PM
Mason.. I feel so cheated... I didn't have SOUND... when I watched the video and I assumed that there was SOUND... since, you were talking?

My computer's sound was turned all the way up (not on mute) and I turned the volumne up all the way on the icon for the youtube video too. It's my personal computer- I'm finally in a hotel room that has free INTERNET service in the rooms.

Dunno, the videos do have sound.